The Apple Watch is the most popular smartwatch on the market right now, offering a premium experience enhanced by standalone watchOS apps, optional LTE support, a built-in EEG, and impressive water resistance. But things can always get better, and while the Apple Watch Series 5 introduced the heavily requested always-on display tech and a built-in compass, there’s a lot more that can be added to Apple’s wearable.
WHAT WILL THE NEXT APPLE WATCH BE CALLED?
Unlike the iPhone, Apple didn’t mess around with the Watch naming structure. Since the original was followed by the Apple Watch Series 1, the company has followed with sequential numbers every year.
It is therefore highly likely we can expect this year’s watch to be called the Apple Watch Series 6, succeeding 2019’s Apple Watch Series 5.
The new watch will be running Apple’s watchOS 7, which we’ll find more about at the company’s virtual developer conference in June.
APPLE WATCH 6 RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
With the exception of the original Apple Watch, each new model has launched in September of their respective years, so while there are no Apple Watch 6 release date rumors yet we’re fairly confident that it will land in September this year.
More specifically, based on the days and dates that Apple tends to release new models we’ll probably see the Apple Watch 6 on September 8 or 15. That’s not when you’ll be able to buy it though – expect to wait roughly 10 days from the announcement to the on-sale date.
As for price, it’s likely to cost at least as much as the Apple Watch 5, meaning a starting price of at least $399 / £399 / AU$649.
WHAT WE WANT TO SEE?
- BETTER BATTERY LIFE
- MORE FITNESS FEATURES
- A DIMMER OPTION FOR THE ALWAYS ON-SCREEN
- ALWAYS-ON FOR ALL APPS
- SLEEP TRACKING
- IMPROVED SYNCING
- A CIRCULAR SCREEN.